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Licensing Act 2003
Notice of Decision
6 Station Road
DETAILS OF APPLICATION
The application for a variation to a premises licence was made by Fete Lounge Limited under section 34 of the Licensing Act 2003. The application was received by Havering’s Licensing Authority on 8 November 2018.
Ms Noreen Jafferkhan
1. Details of requested licensable activities
Variation applied for:
There were a series of non-standard timing requests made which were fully detailed in the application.
2. Details of Representations
There were three representations against this application made by nearby residents.
There were three representations against this application made by responsible authorities.
3. Promotion of the Licensing Objectives
The applicant acted in accordance with regulations 25 and 26 of The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005 relating to the advertising of the application. The required public notice was installed in the 16 November 2018 edition of the Havering Yellow Advertiser.
4. Determination of Application
The Licensing Sub-Committee determined that the application to vary the licence will be granted in part for the reasons set out below.
An officer from the Council's Licensing Team presented the application to vary the licence. This was followed by representations from the Responsible Authorities.
The Sub-Committee raised a few questions relating to the CCTV system, namely, what happens when a noise complaint is received, the number of noise complaints received from residents, and the noise limiter device/equipment that was installed.
The Sub Committee also heard representations from a local resident who lives above the premises; she described these as a high energy environment in the evenings and detailed the effects of living above the same. The resident informed the committee that the noise that emanated from the premises into her property particularly on nights when a DJ was present as unbearable and intrusive, she also described the general noise from the patrons using the venue, stating she had made a number of complaints in this regard.
Members also heard from the applicant’s agent, Mr Hopkins, he addressed the Sub-Committee regarding the rubbish bins, he provided Members with photographs which he said had been taken a day earlier. Mr Hopkins also described the applicants roles in the business as made up of a husband and wife team, and addressed the complaints of noise discussed at the hearing, he said these were just allegations where police action had not been taken, he also stressed that the Metropolitan Police had not made any representations in respect of the application to vary the licence. Mr Hopkins informed members that his clients had tried hard to engage and build a relationship with all the residents without success, he also described an incident involving one of ... view the full decision text for item 5.